Sorry communication has been a wee bit lackluster from my part, i've been busy helping a friend of mine moving, and it's my last week before my vacation starts, so I have a lot to do at work, which in turn becomes overtime. I'll try to answer as many questions as possible, if I missed any, do tell.
Images will be locked to artwork. I'm not going to say that it's completely locked to eastern art, but, I'll put a big ehhhhh on western art, if it fits, it passes, if it doesn't, well, I'll have to turn it down. Same goes for eastern art of course, but, my rules are a bit more lax as the art is more standardized.
I have yet to have found time to decide if characters are locked to employees or if it's both visitors and employees. I am leaning more towards the latter and I have a suitable explanation as to why customers would be locked out of the picture, nipping a bit more from the canon I'm taking inspiration from. If not, well, it won't be limited, I'd love some feedback though. In the end, I'll make the call, but it'd be nice to know what people think. I hate having to mention this, but I suppose I have no choice, if you're indifferent about it, stating so doesn't help me out much. I'm interested in the "Yes or no" responses, not the "Both please" responses.
As far as nationalities goes... I wouldn't lock the doors for a foreigner or two, but, I'd rather have as much of the cast as possible be native Japanese. The Okinakawa region isn't a typical hotspot for tourists since it isn't as big of a cultural icon as some of Japan's mainland cities, nor does it have a lot of significant tourist attractions except for its sub-tropical weather, it mostly attracts SEA-tourists, rarely western ones, with Japan being one of the most expensive countries in the world to both travel to and vacate in, it's not a very high rated tourist hotspot for non-SEAs.
When it comes to image reservations, that's fine, when you've posted up your image, consider it reserved. As far as roles goes, feel free to state your current ideas regarding the topic, what you'd like to do, and possibly why you're interested in the role, but don't consider it a safe reservation, I might swap it out for someone I consider more befitting the role.
Please be patient everyone, I'm sorry things are taking longer than initially intended.